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Police Officer I Garrett Preston Russell Swasey | University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

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Garrett Preston Russell Swasey

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, November 27, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: In custody

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Police Officer Garrett Swasey was shot and killed while responding to an active shooter at a medical facility at 3480 Centennial Boulevard shortly after 11:30 am.

A subject armed with a rifle had entered the facility and opened fire on employees and patients before barricading himself inside. Officer Swasey was among the initial responders and was fatally shot at the scene along with two civilians. Five Colorado Springs Police Department officers, one El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputy, and four civilians suffered gunshot wounds during the incident.

A SWAT team took the subject into custody inside the building approximately five hours later.

Officer Swasey had served with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES !!! RIP MY BROTHER

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TOLEDO OHIO PD 31 YEARS
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